Introducing/Housing a New Horse
Okay, so I have officially decided to bring Kubie, the 25 year old appaloosa gelding home soon (possibly this weekend already!). I am trying to decide where to put which horses, to try to lessen the stress of this whole deal.
I have a 3/4 acre dry lot where my current horses are housed. Since the grass hasn't grown much yet, they haven't been out on the 1 acre pasture yet. I don't want to toss Kubie in with them right away, as I have seen way too many accidents happen when horses are introduced this way. I'd like a fence to separate him from the others for the first few days, then go from there.
As you can see from my crude diagram, I have my round pen in the dry lot. How much sense would it make to put Kubie in there? The panels are not electrified. Or should I move the round pen outside of the dry lot? Any suggestions?